MBJCC NEWS
Modified Schedule & Hours
Wednesday, November 24
Day Before Thanksgiving
No After-school or Youth Programs

Thursday, November 25 • 8 AM - 3 PM
Pool & Fitness Only
Thanksgiving
No After-school or Youth Programs

Friday, November 26
Pool & Fitness Only
Thanksgiving Friday
No After-school or Youth Programs
Important Facility Reminders
Dear Members, Participants, and Guests, 

Please help us ensure everyone's safety while visiting our MBJCC facility by following the below procedures. 

Parking Lot Access:
Please display your blue MBJCC member hangtag as you enter the parking lot. If you are coming to the MBJCC for a program or as a guest, please check in with security before entering. 

Facility Access: 
All Members must use their membership key fob to enter through the turnstile in the lobby. 
The picture of the member will appear on the computer to ensure you are the member. If you need a new key fob, please receive one at the service desk in the front lobby. 

All participants and guests must check in at the service desk before entering the facility. 

Parents who are non-members and want to come in during their children's classes need to check-in at the service desk before entering the facility. A program card will be issued for future entrance to the facility for the current semester. 

COVID Safety Reminders: Please wear your mask when entering the facility, in all common areas, and during youth programs. Your temperature will be taken upon entry. 

Additional Parking Suggestions: 
Can't Find a Spot?
If you are attending the MBJCC and the parking lot is full, we urge you to use Valet or the municipal parking garage on Sheridan Avenue and 42nd Street. 

Using Valet: As an added "perk" for members, the Valet service at the MBJCC is complimentary for you. The Valet hours are: 
Mondays - Thursdays: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Non-members and program participants are welcome to use the Valet service for $6

Unlimited Parking Just Steps Away: If you are attending the MBJCC and the parking lot is full, we urge you to use the municipal garage lot on Sheridan Avenue and 42nd Street, which charges $1.00 per hour. The walk from the Sheridan garage to the MBJCC is just 450 steps away – that's a closer walk than it takes from many JCC parking lots to the facility. 
Swimming Pool and Mariner Program Closed Sunday, November 21 from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Swimming Pool and Mariner Program Closed Sunday, November 21 from 12:30 pm - 3 pm for the MBJCC Swim Team's Day at the Races program
UPCOMING EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 at 2:30 PM
OUTING
MBJCC OUTING: ARTHUR MILLER'S "THE PRICE" AT GABLESTAGE
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost: $40 per person
Contact Debbie Sack at debbie@mbjcc.org by November 8.
Group seats with theater instructor John Dalton. Includes a special talk-back with GableStage Artistic Director Bari Newport.

“The Price” was the final play directed by legendary artistic director Joseph Adler before his passing, now new Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport picks up where he left off, using Joe’s notes to bring to life his vision of this classic.

One son abandoned his dreams to support his father. The other didn’t. Thirty years later, they reunite to sell their late father’s belongings and are forced to examine their decisions – and the price they had to pay. 

Starring GableStage acting company members Patti Gardner, Michael McKenzie, George Schiavone, and Gregg Weiner.
HAPPENING NOW
Adult Programs
JCC-U ADULT LEARNING SESSION BEGINS
October 25 – December 10
(no classes w/o 11/22)

Register: Maia Perez, 305-534-3206 ext. 235
Questions: Debbie Sack, 305-726-5807
Novice/Beginner Bridge
Mondays 
10:30 - 11:30 am
Instructor: Jo-Ann Rauch
$180 | Members: $130
In-person at the JCC. Masks are required. 
Have you always wanted to learn the game of Bridge? This class begins with the fundamentals and will teach you the mechanics of
the game, the auction, and play of the bridge hand. 

Advanced Beginner Bridge
Mondays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Jo-Ann Rauch
$180 | Members: $130
In-person at the JCC. Masks are required. 
Looking to bring your Bridge skills to the next level? This class is for players who have taken the introductory course, or played in the past but need to refresh their game.

Open Play Game Day
Mondays 
11 am – 2 pm
Free. Members Only
In-Person at the JCC. Masks are required.
We supply the space set up with Covid-19 distancing protocols) and game tables, you come with your own games, supplies, and group. Mah Jongg, Bridge, Canasta, Gin. All players are welcome. Reservations required. Email debbie@mbjcc.org or call 305-534-3206 ext. 232

Beginner/Level 1 Spanish
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Instructor: Paula Milano
$180 | Members: $130
Virtual
You had me at “hola”. Have fun learning the basics while strengthening your cognitive abilities through practicing foreign language skills. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you start speaking in Spanish. 
 
Intermediate/Level II Spanish
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
3 – 4cpm
Instructor: Paula Milano
$180 | Members: $130
Virtual
 Take your Spanish skills to the next level and exercise your mind for language. Can also Grammar and conversational skills advanced. This class is designed to be taken twice a week for maximized learning taken twice per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
 
Advanced/Level III Spanish
Tuesdays and Thursdays 
12 – 1 pm
Instructor: Paula Milano
$180 | Members: $130
Virtual
 Take your Spanish skills to the next level and exercise your mind for language. This class is designed to be taken twice a week for maximized learning taken twice per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
 
Crafts with Caryn 
Thursdays 
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Materials Fee: $36 or $10 per Week
Explore your creativity and artistic side. A new project and materials will be presented each week.
WEDNESDAYS AT THE J BEGINS
$100 Session | Free to Members and Patrons

Join us every Wednesday for a full day of lectures, learning, wellness, and more. Classes will be Virtual until further notice.

Generously sponsored by:
9:00 am
Meditation and Mindfulness with Bunny Ross
Pull up a chair and get into the flow, opening your mind, body, and soul to the healing benefits of yoga. Bunny Ross is a Clinical Social Worker and Meditation and Mindful Movement instructor.

10:00 am
All the News That's Fit To Discuss with Dr. Alan Fisher 
Join us for a lively discussion about today’s headlines and events taking place around the world at this moment. 
Dr. Alan Fisher is a professor at American political thought and the Constitution FIU Osher Lifelong Learning (OLLI) 

11:15 am
More Art History with Natanya Blanck
Join MBJCC's favorite Natanya Blanck as she continues her exploration of the most famous art of all time.

12:30 
Guest Speaker Lecture Series (see below)
Join us for a different topic and speaker each week.

1:30 pm 
Café Conversations with Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
Join in for informal discussions on a variety of topics ranging from movies, books, memories, what inspires you, friendships, relationships, and what makes you smile! A great way to end the day at JCC-U!

2:00 
Self-Massage with Alissa Stein 
A great way to spend the day, learn how to use your hands to heal yourself. You will be guided through a series of gentle and relaxing movements. No prior experience is necessary. 

GUEST SPEAKER LECTURE SERIES
RACHEL CERROTTI
In Conversation with Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff
Wednesday, November 10 
12:30 pm
ONGOING
FALL 2021
Fitness Schedule
For the most up-to-date fitness schedule, please refer to the "My J" app.
STAY SAFE AT OUR PLACE
Updated Mask Policy
  • Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals in Indoor Group Fitness Classes. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals in the Fitness Center, Racquetball Court, Outdoors, and in the Basketball Gym (not during youth programs).
  • Masks will continue to be required for everyone in All Youth Programs and in common areas such as the front lobby, elevators, stairwells, hallways, and restrooms/locker rooms.
  • Masks are recommended for fully vaccinated individuals in the Fitness Center, Group Fitness Classes, Racquetball Court, Outdoors, and in the Basketball Gym (not during youth programs).
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Reminder Before Entering the MBJCC

Members, Participants, and Staff are required to quarantine for 14 days if presented with the following, within the past 24 hours:

  • Fever or Felt Feverish (100.4 or higher)                
  • Sore Throat, Chills (with or without repeated shaking)  
  • Shortness of Breath, Cough                                            
  • Headache, Muscle pain                
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Traveled outside of the United States within the last 14 days 

*The MBJCC adheres to strict protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic and with the current rise in cases in Florida.  
If you can lend any extra support to our MBJCC through a tax-deductible donation,
 please do so by supporting our newly established Agency Sustainability Fund.
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Arts & Culture Group
Our Arts & Culture team is working on putting together some exciting virtual events, including music concerts, film screenings and discussions for online audiences, as well as classes, book groups and other virtual learning experiences. Stay tuned at mbjcc.org/stayconnected for more details!  
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Sports Central Group
Stay connected with your favorite MBJCC coaches and staff! We will share virtual videos, links and program information and much more!
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